Teach With Africa feature from Responsible Traveller Magazine

 

Teach With Africa & Singita Partner to Improve Education

Teach With Africa’s team of 12 full-time Fellows and 4 part-time Faculty-in-Residence have arrived Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Eastern Cape.

Also, in conjunction with Singita game preserve, Teach With Africa  has placed 3 teacher trainers in a rural preschool teacher training pilot program in the Sabi Sand. The June 1 publication of Responsible Traveller included a feature about the new program:

“Teach With Africa has partnered with Singita Sabi Sand and other lodges within the wider Sabi Sand Reserve, as well as with the READ Educational Trust, to focus on capacity building within pre-schools in the communities bordering the Reserve. The pilot program will focus on capacity building in the area of Early Childhood Development by placing three ECD specialists at rural pre-schools and by using Teach With Africa’s ‘teach the teachers’ model.

The program is designed to move pre-school education in the Sabi Sand area to the next level. At present, many caregivers are non-matriculated volunteers but are enthusiastic and eager to learn. Ten of these schools have already received foundation training from READ in a program funded and organized by Singita and the Department of Education. Experienced Teach With Africa ECD specialists in partnership with READ and local educators, are developing the intensive training program with the aim of both consolidating skills amongst the caregivers and equipping them to share their knowledge with peers from other schools. In its first year, the program will focus on providing support for two pre-schools in Justicia, both of which have been part of the READ-run program, with eventual expansion to other local schools.

“We all know that quality education begins in early childhood, and getting the opportunity to augment the pre-school teacher training efforts already underway will allow Teach With Africa to expand its reach to the youngest children in South Africa and have an early impact on the next generation,” said Amy Scheow Executive Director or Teach With Africa. “Partnering locally is one of our top pogram criteria, and partnering with Singita —  a world-class safari company committed to sustainable community development — is part of Teach With Africa’s commitment to excellence.”

Learn more about Singita here.

Learn more about READ here.

 

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